1/22/2013

I get by with a little help from my friends.

Sweater: Forever 21, $6
Top: H&M, $18
Pants: Forever 21, $23
Necklace: Old Navy, $4
Heels: Old Navy, $17
Watch: Rue 21, $10

I must give credit to where credit is due. I saw Sam @ Sam ipsa Loquitur wearing a sweater very similar to this, and I'm still riding the wave of Mo @ See Mo Go's suggestion to wear magenta with navy (or just plain ol' blue, in this case). Where would I be without fellow bloggers?

Also, I'm sorry if all I ever wear is shades of this vibrant color. Is this color even "in" anymore? I can't stop wearing it. I can't. I can't. I can't. But what would you do, if you found this sweater, in your size, sitting in the clearance rack at Forever 21 for $6? WHAT WOULD YOU DO?! You'd buy it, take it home and blog about it, if you have any sense about you. Probably.




I give you this photo of me looking down to showcase my

a) Eyeshadow
b) Lip gloss - Revlon's Super Lustrous lip gloss in Pink Pop 
c) Grown-in hair roots. This was pre-operation-fix-highlights. They're doing much better now.
d) Awesome, slicked back, hasn't-been-washed-in-four-days hair. I dedicate this hair style to dry shampoo, and the day before I got my highlights touched up.

Also, these pictures are from a few days ago, when we had a lovely 30+ degree day (we have low standards here in Michigan), but just to give you an idea of what I'm facing today...:


So if anyone's curious as to what I'm wearing today, it will be seven of these, layered.

38 comments:

  1. I would have bought it too :) it's super double cold here and I feel super double crazy wearing a skirt today. Excited to see the new high lights and I'm a hte fan of dry shampoo as well :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm wearing a skirt too! I've just paired it with three sweaters, two pairs of tights, leg warmers and boots. ;)

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  2. I love the sweater! Your eye make up looks amazing also :) Here in Ohio today we had a windchill of -13 this morning. Not. Okay. Ever!

    XO, Kelsey

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  3. you look amazing! pink is your color!

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  4. it's official: pink is definitely your color. i love your eye shadow so much and i'm really glad you showcased it so i can try to copy it. (because that's what fellow bloggers are for, right?) speaking of which, i added your button to my blogroll so my followers can check out your lovely self!
    xo
    writeslikeagirlblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw you little sweetie pie! Just for that, I'm adding your button to the side of my blog. Don't try and stop me. It's done. ;)

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  5. love the hot pink sweater and your lip gloss!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  6. Love the pink sweater! You look gorg!

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  7. I loooove these colors on you! Gorgeous! And next time you're in SoCal, can you please teach me how the heck to do eye makeup? Because I try to do this look like this all. the. time. and have had far too many eyeliner fails to try again. I need help.

    xo
    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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    1. This is how I learned, and the steps I recommend:

      1) Watch YouTube videos on how to do your make up, every day, religiously, for two years.Continue to suck at applying eyeliner.
      2) Buy every type of eyeliner available and fail miserably every day at doing eyeliner. Settle for one of those inky pen's that's halfway between gel liner and liquid eye liner. Make sure it's extra pointy, because remember, you suck at eyeliner.
      3) Finally, by a stroke of luck, you kind of figure out what you're doing. But it still only looks good about twice a week. Only take photographs for your blog on those two days.

      So as long as you've got a lot of time on your hands, you'll be golden. :)

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  8. super cute! I really like your hair pulled back, wish I could see a full shot of your hair from the back but it looks cute.

    Tiffany
    www.pinkfaithtoday.blogspot.com

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    1. Haaa the reason you DON'T see a photo of this is because I literally tied it up in a hideous knot behind my head because I was in a hurry and running off to work right after these photos! I will consider putting up shots in the future of my hair from behind though! And will also consider getting up 10 minutes earlier so that my hair doesn't look like a melted beehive from behind... LOL.

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  9. You are so funny Lynette - Love the sweater and I would buy ALL colors if it were only $6.00 and I would blog about it too! I think your hair looks great, I am glad I am not the only one who uses dry shampoo! Bring on the vibrant colors, I love it!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Where would we be without dry shampoo!? Well I know where I'd be. Without hair, because it'd all fall out from me highlighting the crap out of it and washing the life out of it every day. ;)

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  10. oh psh, i don't think that color will EVER go out of style; it's so fun! and i seriously get some of the best inspiration from these fellow bloggers, we're all just so darn cute ;) And i can't believe you got that sweater for $6!! Virtual high five, ^5

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  11. that color is gorgeous! and for $6? total steal!

    p.s. your gorgeous eye makeup always makes me jealous - i'm incapable of doing cool [or well, any] eye shadows and usually look like i've been punched in the eye if i try!

    -natalie-
    thesecondbestblog.com

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    1. Ahahaha it's REALLY hard to use grays and cool-toned colors without looking bruise-y, that's for sure!

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  12. that color is totally still in :) and I am loving the eye make up! absolutely beautiful!

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  13. This outfit is super cute and you look really pretty! :)
    -Sarah
    http://sarahvonspook.blogspot.com/

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  14. $6? What a steal! Even if it falls apart after two wears, it's totally worth it! And I love the color!

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    1. Turns out that it's kinda itchy so I wouldn't really wear it without something under it, but for $6, I'll live!

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  15. It is super bright, but it looks great on you! I'm more of a pastel person, myself, but you pull it off well. (:

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  16. Love your hair and makeup. You pull of the no wash for 4 days look extremely well. I usually just sport a hat by the 4th day. I understand what you mean about the cold - it's freezing in Utah too.
    http://abreefashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Bad things are usually happening by day 4, but somehow this day was a miraculous hair day!

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  17. Lynette,

    You look so pretty!! I'm loving your updo and your makeup!! And your watch!! I love it. The pink is so lovely with the layered striped shirt.

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.com

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  18. I love that pink, and I think it looks great with the stripes. I wish I'd found this sweater for $6!

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  19. I GOT A SHOUT OUT FOR THE COLOR PINK!!! I OWWWNNNNN THE COLOR PINK!!!!
    This must be how it feels to own the world ;) you look lovely milady. If I could look that good four days post shower I'd die a happy girl.

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

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  20. girl, your body looks sick in these pictures! I'm actually a lot more motivated to hit the gym more. I did go for 25 minutes of stair stepper but there can always be more done. you'll have to tell us more about your work out stuff.

    and of course your make up is flawless. teach us your ways...please. I just use super neutral eyeshadows because that's what Lauren Conrad does and well, she's my idol so I do it too but your makeup looks great.

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    1. My oh my, you're making me blush! I just put myself back on a strict diet today after being a lil loosey goosey with it all month. Way to encourage! :) I've been thinking about posting stuff about my diet/workouts!

      And literally, I really feel like when my make up turns out good, it's by total accident. I mean, I have a general idea of where eye shadow is supposed to go, but I really butcher it up half the days in a week. :)

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  21. What, $6?!! When I first saw it I thought it was the J.Crew cashmere sweater (the one that Kendi is wearing in her latest post) because the cut and "smoothness" (lol don't know how else to describe it) looks similar. I saw those sweaters online but I don't like to buy final sale sweaters before trying them on (in case they are too lightweight or itchy) and so I made a visit to my local F21 to scour the racks but they apparently didn't have any :( So bummed!

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  22. I agree with you completely! I turn to our fellow bloggers for inspiration too:)! Okay....so...I love your makeup (just the right amount)! Pink is such a beautiful color on you (that sweater is gorgeous) and I just love the way you styled this whole look girl:)!

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  23. Cute! Love that vibrant color on you and I'm lusting after that necklace. Also, your eye makeup?! Gorgeous!

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  24. Adorable outfit! Love the color of the sweater and your eye make up is ah-mah-zing! :)

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  25. I love the color of you sweater!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  26. Feels like -12?!?! I think I seriously might dieeeee! So I would need tons and tons of bright bold pink to make it through that weather! Wear it all you want girl!!
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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